Maria O. Martinez "aka" Dona Maria, 62, of Rodey, N.M.,, entered eternal life Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 20, 1951 in Mexico, to David Ortiz and Piedad Chavez Ortiz. Dona Maria was a homemaker, beloved member of the community and a 12-year veteran against the fight from cancer. Her greatest admirations was her family, helping all those around her, traveling and visiting in order to converse, share, and make memorable memories. She is preceded by her husband Bernardo Carlos Martinez and is survived by her partner Luis P. Chavez, her two sons Luis David Chavez, Roberto Carlos Martinez and daughter–in-law Maria G. Martinez with their three children; Dalila Martinez, Roberto Martinez II and Joel Martinez. She is also survived by her sisters Julia Albidrez, Eva Ortiz and brothers Jesus Ortiz, Leonardo Ortiz, Felipe Ortiz, Jose Ortiz, Sartunino Ortiz and Baltazar Ortiz. A visitation will be held on Sunday Jan. 20, 2013 at Our Lord of Mercy Catholic Church in Hatch from 5-6 p.m., where a prayer vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday Jan. 21, 2012 also at the same church. Burial will follow at Rodey Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. Serving as pallbearers will be Rudy Martinez, Diego Martinez, Ruben Martinez, Roberto Martinez, David Chavez and Luis Campos. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home 1410 E. Bowman, Las Cruces, NM 88001. To sign the guest book visit www.GetzCares.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Jan. 20, 2013